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The Opioid Epidemic and the NOPAIN Act

Dentistry Today

What it Means to the Dental Community… The NOPAIN Act , formally known as the “Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction in the Nation Act,” is a crucial piece of legislation that aims to address the opioid epidemic in the United States. Signed into law on December 28, 2022, it focuses on promoting alternative pain management methods and reducing the reliance on opioid medications, which have been a major contributor to the widespread addiction crisis.

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How to Scale Your WordPress and WooCommerce Startup: Tips for Growth and Expansion

Clicc Media

Are you ready to take your WordPress and WooCommerce startup to the next level? Scaling your business for growth and expansion can seem daunting, but with the right tips and strategies, it becomes doable. In this guide, we’ll break down some easy-to-follow advice to help you ramp up your business and reach new heights. Whether […] The post How to Scale Your WordPress and WooCommerce Startup: Tips for Growth and Expansion appeared first on Clicc Media Inc.

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CYBER SECURITY LEADER SILIGENT AND MASSACHUSETTS DENTAL SOCIETY INTRODUCING “THE TECH HUB” DURING YANKEE DENTAL CONGRESS 2024

Dental News and Technology

Registration Ends Thursday January 11th Georgia, Vermont – January 3 rd, 2024 – Siligent Intelligent Technology, a leading cyber security and IT services provider for dental practices, and the Massachusetts Dental Society will be introducing “The Tech Hub” on January 25 th and 26 th during the 2024 Yankee Dental Congress in Boston. According to Siligent Founder and Chief Technologist Tasha Dickinson, “Dentistry is undergoing a fertile period of innovation and transformation, which is being drive

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Help! My Dental Assistant Won’t Learn New Things!

Dentistry Gone Digital

Don’t be the dental assistant who won’t learn new things. Find comfort in the new thing – even if the new things are scary at first. By: Ronda Holman Hi dear reader, my name is Ronda Holman and I have been sitting across from a dentist for a living for the last 25 years. I thought it might be time to make some written confessions as to what I have been guilty of over the years and how my dentist was able to effectively mold me into their dream dental assistant.

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Dentistry is hard.

Identity Dental

Author: Grace Rizza, Identity Dental Marketing I started my dental journey March 3, 2008 when I started my a position as a marketing director in a 2 location practice based in the Chicagoland area. I remember the distinct challenges of working on a dental team. The definition of hard includes “not easily broken” and “with […] The post Dentistry is hard. appeared first on Dental Marketing.

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Dental CEO’s and Crossing the Great Divide

Oral Health Group

Building momentum within your team is one of the greatest challenges you will face as a dental CEO. You will not achieve the success you The post Dental CEO’s and Crossing the Great Divide appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Children Get Gum Disease Too

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Parents always ask me, “Does my child have any cavities?” What I also want parents to wonder and ask; “Does my child have gum disease?” People – parents – don’t know what they don’t know! Too often, we dismiss a “little bleeding” or tartar buildup in children (never mind adults) as poor oral hygiene and admonish them to brush and floss. Yet, this build up of plaque and bleeding are actually signs of infection and inflammation which cannot resolve on its own with more brushing or different toothp

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Expert Advice for Practices Impacted by the RCM Outage

Planet DDS

Click here to skip the content and watch the video. Denticon users appreciate our integration with DentalXChange for eligibility verification and digital claim processing, which protected them from the February 22, 2024 RCM outage. Thousands of practices were not so fortunate. If your practice was affected, watch this brief video featuring insurance expert Teresa Duncan and DentalXChange CEO Paul Kaiser to discover what steps your practice may need to take to be able to process claims and collec

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Boost Your Social Media Strategy With Dental Influencer Marketing

My Social Practice

Dental Influencer Marketing For Social Media Success Today’s social media landscape is dominated by influencers creating trends and sharing products. If you’re a dentist looking for ways to boost your dental digital marketing presence, you may wonder how you can effectively engage with trends to promote your brand. Before spending the day teaching your dental hygienists an elaborate TikTok dance (though we’re not saying not to do that—check out our tips on dental social media

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The Benefits of Rich Results in Plastic Surgery SEO

Rosemont Review

Rich results are a special type of Google result that shows additional details about a website. Designed to make the SERPs more interactive, these results often highlight business details, FAQs, cost numbers, images, and more. A study of 1.4 million search results by Perficient Digital found that the inclusion of rich answers has increased significantly over the years.

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Dental Expert Reveals the Worst Pancake Toppings for Your Teeth

Dentistry Today

With Pancake Day approaching, dental expert Dr Ferakh Hamid from Aesthetique Dental Care provides expert commentary on the worst pancake toppings for your teeth and how to prevent potential dental issues. Pancake Toppings “Being mindful of the toppings we choose on Pancake Day is crucial for maintaining optimal dental health. High sugar content in toppings like fruit jam, treacle, and caramel can contribute to tooth decay and cavities, emphasising the need for informed choices.” R

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Kentucky Dentist Runs Mobile Practice to Care for the Underserved

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Kwane Watson, DMD, who graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, became starkly aware of the lack of dental providers in Kentucky serving disadvantaged populations when he served as the state dental director for Community Dental of Kentucky. In 2017, he opened Kare Mobile, a mobile dental practice that provides dental services to low-income communities, aiming to eliminate dental deserts regardless of patients’ backgrounds.

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The Antimicrobial Activities of Apple Cider Vinegar: A Promising Dental Pulp Disinfectant

Dental News and Technology

[link] Introduction In recent years, there has been a growing interest in natural remedies for various health issues, including dental care. Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is one such natural remedy that has gained popularity for its potential health benefits. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the antimicrobial activities of commercially available 5% ACV against three common bacteria found in dental infections: Enterococcus faecalis, Streptococcus mutans, and Lactobacillus casei.

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Not Bringing Work Home With You

Dentistry Gone Digital

You have a long career ahead of you, setting limits on how much work you bring home with you can prevent you from burning out. By: Savannah Craig Arguably most people entered the dental profession to help people and to make a difference in the lives of those around us, particularly our patients. As members of a caregiving profession, we are trained and praised for taking on the problems of our patients and working to find a solutions for them.

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My boss is retiring, and the new owners want to cut my pay. What should I do?

Identity Dental

“My boss has confirmed his retirement in the next few months. I’ve been with him 8 years. My current OM position pays about the same as our hygiene positions. Applying to other offices, so far 4, corporate & private combo, all would like to pay the salary I was making 20 years ago as a […] The post My boss is retiring, and the new owners want to cut my pay.

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Novel Ways To Build Your Dental Practice

Oral Health Group

As the owner of a dental practice, you value your long-term patients. But to grow your practice properly, you’ll need to find ways to simultaneously The post Novel Ways To Build Your Dental Practice appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Benefits of Silver Diamine Fluoride as a Non-invasive Treatment for Dental Caries

Batchelor-Dentistry

Dental health is a crucial aspect of overall well-being, and the search for effective, non-invasive treatments for dental caries has led to the emergence of innovative solutions. One such breakthrough is Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) , a game-changer in preventive dentistry. In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of SDF and why it stands out as the non-invasive go-to treatment for dental caries.

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Young LGBTQ+ People in Residential Social Care Face Pervasive Discrimination and Unmet Need

The Social Care Elf

Happy New Year to one and all from down here in the woodland. To start us off with a bang for 2024, we have a blog from Lizzie Furber, one of our social care elf editorial team, highlighting a scoping review that is the first of its kind in the UK. Introduction LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, [read the full story.] The post Young LGBTQ+ People in Residential Social Care Face Pervasive Discrimination and Unmet Need appeared first on National Elf Service.

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It’s 2024. Is Your Dental Website Up To Par?

Patient News

It’s one thing to have a visually appealing dental website you like. It’s another to have a great dental website that performs and converts. To set your practice up for success in 2024 and beyond, your website (and online presence) must hit all the (moving) targets to reach and attract new patients, build credibility, and engage visitors to maximize new.

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Ranking on Google Maps for Dentists: A Guide to Local SEO

My Social Practice

Why Is Google Maps Optimization Important? Dentists seeking an advantage in an increasingly competitive digital landscape know that having a robust online presence has become more of a necessity than a luxury. Visibility on Google Maps can influence patient acquisition and retention, making it a key factor in effective local SEO for dentists. A nice and conspicuous presence ensures that your practice is the first point of contact for patients in your area.

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Rosemont Media Celebrates 16 Years!

Rosemont Review

Our Thoughtful Reflection of Healthcare Marketing Excellence At Rosemont Media, we consider ourselves true trailblazers in the world of digital healthcare marketing. After 16 years, we have seen the industry evolve tremendously, and we’re proud to continue our quest in delivering exceptional service in the digital landscape. Since our inception in 2008, Rosemont Media has epitomized excellence in the industry, continuously redefining standards and setting new benchmarks.

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Dentists Reveal Natural Ways to Brighten Your Smile in the New Year

Dentistry Today

January marks the ideal time to set resolutions for dental health , get in habits for healthy teeth and gums. Simple yet effective resolutions can motivate a healthier you. Remember, it’s about taking small, achievable steps. Experts from Aesthetique share key tips for revitalising oral health. Floss Daily : “Regular flossing is a simple step towards fighting gum disease.

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Inflation Hurts Tooth Fairy’s Generosity

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Delta Dental’s 2024 Original Tooth Fairy Poll discloses a 6% decrease in the average value of a lost tooth, marking the first year-over-year decline in Tooth Fairy giving in 5 years, with the value dropping from $6.23 to $5.84. Even the celebration of a first lost tooth saw a decline, from $7.29 to $7.09. While kids may lament this drop in compensation, the Tooth Fairy remains an effective tool to encourage good oral hygiene habits.

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In Vitro Assessment of Different Toothbrush Designs on Enamel Surface Abrasion: A Profilometric Study

Dental News and Technology

[link] Introduction Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential for overall health and wellness. One of the key components of oral hygiene is regular and proper toothbrushing. However, the process of toothbrushing itself can have an impact on the integrity of enamel surfaces, leading to enamel surface abrasion. The design of the toothbrush, including the bristle pattern, can play a role in the degree of abrasion caused.

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Why am I Experiencing Clinical Failures?

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDS Clinical Director, The Dawson Academy The Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.com If we’ve been practicing for any length of time at all, we’re going to see some clinical failures. I think sometimes the perception is if we’re faculty at The Dawson Academy, that it never happens, and you should know that we all see clinical failures.

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Practice Acquisition: New Staff is Negotiating Benefits, What should I do?

Identity Dental

“I acquired a practice this week, and inherited 4 employees. The previous owner did not offer any benefits besides PTO and a paycheck. I matched the compensation package and PTO offered to the staff, some who have been with the office for more than 30 years, but they are collectively trying to get more benefits […] The post Practice Acquisition: New Staff is Negotiating Benefits, What should I do?

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Out With the Old and In With the New!

Oral Health Group

Welcome to 2024! This is the time when we think of all the exciting changes that come with a new year. We swear all those “old” The post Out With the Old and In With the New! appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Eliminating 7,500 Paper Forms: Southern Star Dental’s Leap to Digital Efficiency with Yapi

YapiApp

Discover How Southern Star Dental Eliminated 7,500 Paper Forms and Transformed Their Practice! In the heart of Allen, Texas, Southern Star Dental faced a common challenge: the inefficiency of paper-based processes. That’s until they discovered Yapi. This case study delves into their remarkable journey towards digital efficiency, significantly enhancing patient engagement and operational workflows.

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What Happens if You Don’t Floss Your Teeth

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Flossing is an often-overlooked part of oral hygiene, yet dentists constantly emphasize its importance. Though it may seem like a minor addition to brushing, flossing plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy mouth and overall well-being. This blog post explores the consequences if you don’t floss your teeth and provides insights on the best flossing techniques.

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Add More New Patients With Fewer Cancelations

Patient News

Save time & improve workflows As a dentist, dental group, or DSO looking for production growth, you want to attract and convert as many new, high-quality patients as possible to fuel that growth. But, according to the latest ADA report, not enough patients booking and too many patients canceling are holding many dentists back from the growth they seek.

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Mastering the Marketing Transformation: From Solo Practice to DSO Dynamics

My Social Practice

The Dental Marketing Shift From Private Practice to DSO’s * For more information on how to attend the AADGP Annual Conference, register here. Use code: MYSOCIALPRACTICE25 for a 25% discount! * In the ever-evolving landscape of dental marketing, the transition from private practice to a Dental Support Organization (DSO) structure presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities.

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How Much Does SEO Cost for a Plastic Surgery Practice?

Rosemont Review

In the digital landscape, your plastic surgery practice’s website needs to stand out from the rest and be visible to a wide audience. To achieve this goal, it is imperative to implement plastic surgery search engine optimization (SEO) strategies. By properly optimizing the pages on your site, you are more likely to see an increase in organic traffic, a rise in page rankings, and hopefully, more patients walking through your practice door.

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Dr. Paul Feuerstein Interviews Dr. Pat Cassidy About Net32

Dentistry Today

Our editor-in-chief, Dr. Paul Feuerstein, was able to talk with Dr. Pat Cassidy about the benefits and savings that come from using Net32 to purchase supplies for your dental practice. Net32 is an online marketplace that connects dental vendors with dentists. Net32’s mission is to help dentists save money and improve their practices by providing them with access to a wide variety of dental products and services at competitive prices.

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University of Minnesota Receives Grant for Its Special Needs Dental Clinic

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry’s Special Healthcare Needs Clinic (SHNC) has received a Clinical Dental Education and Innovations Grant from the Minnesota Department of Health, aimed at enhancing technological capabilities and facilities to enhance patient accessibility and efficiency in diagnosis and treatment planning. SHNC specializes in providing comprehensive dental care for older adults and patients with complex medical, developmental, and physical disabilities.

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Dental News and Technology - Untitled Article

Dental News and Technology

Becker’s Dental Review (12/28, Cortigiano) reports, “National dental expenditures were $165 billion in 2022, a decrease of 6.3% compared to 2021, according to data from the American Dental Association’s Health Policy Institute.” In 2021, “spending reached $176 billion,” the “highest amount recorded since 2000.” The article adds, “Government dental program spending increased 7.3% between 2021 and 2022, jumping from $26 billion to $28 billion,” and “private health insurance and out-of-pocket spend

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Dental Assistants: The Unsung Heroes of Dentistry

Dentistry Gone Digital

Today, we shine a spotlight on the often-overlooked heroes of dental care: dental assistants. Interviewer: Tanya Sue Maestas, DDS Interviewee: Ronda Holman Edited By: Candy Velez – CRDH, BSDH Through the eyes of Ronda Holman, a seasoned dental assistant with 24+ years of experience, we explore the challenges, triumphs, and invaluable roles these professionals play in dentistry.

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Most popular Dental Elf Blogs July – Sep 2023

The Dental Elf

Blogs on oil pulling for oral health, stress in patients and dentists during root canal treatment and incremental v bulk fill composite resin restorations were the most popular between July and September. The post Most popular Dental Elf Blogs July – Sep 2023 appeared first on National Elf Service.